? With our move-in date rapidly approaching, we headed up on our last weekend trip to try and get the house ready(ish). My brother came, too, and we tackled a pared down list of necessities to finish up within 24 hours: Finish the damn floorInstall the bathtub hot/cold valve thingyGet the hot water running to … Continue reading The Last Minute Repairs
Month: July 2019
The Lawn. (again…)
I feel like I'm getting awfully repetitive here. Probably indicative of our future efforts... The lawn. Again. I hate having to admit this, but my best friend Liz may have been a teeny bit right about the lawn. I caved in and bought an electric push mower. Not because the lawn was so big, but … Continue reading The Lawn. (again…)
The Floor (almost).
Getting down to crunch time, with our move imminent (T-14 days -- max), and the floor in the attic apartment is not yet done. But what's there looks awfully good. It is taking a long time, but I'd like to point out (to myself, mostly) that there are a lot of angles and corners, and … Continue reading The Floor (almost).
The house didn't come with a mailbox, so I went on a quest to find a glorious old one that would fit the aesthetic of the house. Total fail - I found one, but definitely cannot justify spending $700 on an antique Victorian mailbox, no matter how cool it is. I also found a pretty … Continue reading The Mailbox